A Cat Got This Soldier Through His Darkest Times
A relationship with a kitten got Staff Sgt. Jesse Knott through the darkest times of his life. Jesse found the stray cat while he was on tour in Afghanistan. He said the cat was a reminder of his life back home. Going through the hardest time of his life overseas, the cat came when Jesse needed him most. But he realized the cat couldn't stay there because it wasn't safe. Jesse knew he had to do all he could to get the cat to his family in Oregon. Risking their lives, spending over $3,ooo and weeks of time - the cat finally made it to the United States. The cat is now officially a part of Jesse's family -"He was my saving grace, he kept me alive during that tour."